News: Highmark Stadium Expanding

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It’s been somewhat common knowledge since the beginning of the season that the Hounds would need to expand Highmark Stadium in the near future, if not this offseason, to meet USSF Division 2 standards. Well since the offseason is upon us it’s time to start making those plans. As reported by John K over at DKPittsburghSports.com General Manager Kevin Johnston has confirmed that once the season wraps up on the 14th the Hounds will get the ball rolling on adding seats to the stadium.

For those who may not be aware Division 2 standards require a team to play in stadiums with at least 5,000 seating capacity. I’ve seen some back and forth, but from what I understand this does not include standing room only. Seating being the key word. Highmark Stadium as it currently sits clocks in at…



Reminder: Play of the Year Vote Ends Soon!

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Hey Army! We’re entering into the final weekend to vote for the 2017 Player of the Year award. Don’t forget to cast your vote. It’s shaping up to be a closer race than you’d think. Every vote counts!

Polls close Sunday night at 11:59 PM ET. Steel Army members can access the polls from the Speakeasy page. If you have forgotten the password check your latest Dispatch email. If you are a member and haven’t received a Dispatch let us know and we’ll get you the details.

The Steel Army Player of the Year will be awarded at the last regular season home game on October 14th.

Rock the vote!

#UNLEASH



Game 30 Recap: The Fat Lady Sings

Well that’s that. The Hounds went to New York and got rocked for a 2-0 loss. Coupled with an Orlando City B victory on Sunday and we’re now mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. It’s a tough pill to swallow after this roller coaster of a season. August went so well only to have everything come crashing down with an abysmal September. Definitely a lot of questions about how the hell everything went so belly up. But, that’s for another time. Playoffs may be done but the season isn’t. There’s still pride to play for. The Hounds are returning to Pittsburgh to close things out with a pair of home games. If you haven’t been paying attention this weekend is actually, and still, a big match. We have the opportunity to win the inaugural edition of the Old Guard Shield with a win…



GAMEDAY 30: NYRBII vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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MSU Soccer Park – 4PM

Watch live via the YouTubes

Match Officials, as assigned by PRO:

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REF: Mr. Jonathan Bilinski
AR1: Mr. Gjovalin Bori
AR2: Mr. Victor Vazquez
4TH: Mr. Carlos Gonzalez-Escobar

Morning Line Odds, via BET365:

NY -110

DRAW +260

PIT +220

There isn’t too much that needs to be said. The good guys most likely need to rattle off three straight wins to put themselves in the playoffs. That starts today against the Sugar Free Red Bulls and then concludes at home against Rochester and Ottawa. They’ve had degrees of success against everyone not named Louisville, so to get it all started today is a very doable first step.

Jamal Jack will be missing…